Cleveland Cavs small forward LeBron James admitted Wednesday that sometimes it seems he’s never going to finish his debut novel and finally be rid of the interim career that has dogged him since college.
“It’s tough. People don’t realise. But getting home late after practice and finding the energy to open up my laptop and start writing, it takes a lot of courage. But it’s all been worth it.”
James’ novel ‘Featherlight’ tells the story of a grisly murder from the point of view of a mentally challenged family dog.
“I liken my own quest to that of Featherlight, the dog in my novel. He too must stand up for what he knows is right deep down, despite the pressures from outside. All anyone wants this dog to do is sit up and roll over and not shit the carpet. All anyone wants from LeBron James is to break the all time points scoring record in the NBA and be a role model to a global generation of young people. The similarities are there for all to see.”
In the book Featherlight’s monstrous, blood stained incontinence is a glowing metaphor for overcoming difficulties. The difficulties LeBron has faced trying to make it as a novelist.
“The book is almost ready so I can put this basketball nonsense behind me for good. It was tough getting an agent with my nome de plume ‘Leopoldo Periwinkle ‘ so I’ve decided to self publish. I designed my own cover in Microsoft Paint and I’m going to start a Patreon giving people extra chapters if they pay. I can really see this coming together. It’s like my life is finally started.”
“ I began the basketball thing to pay the bills and it was fine. But it was never who I am. I’m hoping Featherlight will prove a success because I’ve already started on the rest of the trilogy. Where Featherlight travels to other universes and falls in love. Watch this space reader!”
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